Marc Wright

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarc Snowell•Wright
Used nameMarc•Wright
Born21 April 1890 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died5 August 1975 in Reading, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsDartmouth Big Green, Hanover (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


At the 1912 Olympic trials, Marc Wright, a left-handed vaulter from Dartmouth, set a world record of 13-2¼ (4.02) to become the first 4-meter vaulter in history. He was well below his best in Stockholm and tied for second place at 12-7½ (3.85). Surprisingly Wright, although he was a world record holder, never featured prominently at the IC4A championships, finishing equal fourth in 1912 and tied for second in 1913.

Personal Best: PV – 13-2¼ (4.015) (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Marc Wright
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) =2 Silver